Federation of University Women offers networking, community involvement

Abbotsford chapter also provides annual scholarship and bursary

The Abbotsford chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) welcomes new members to attend its monthly meetings.

The group meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m., usually at the University House at the University of the Fraser Valley. No university degree is required to attend.

The Abbotsford chapter was founded in 1953. It offers a forum for like-minded women of all ages and race to meet for fellowship, networking and involvement in the local community.

The local chapter offers many interest groups, including bridge, gourmet, theatre, book clubs, lunch groups and outdoor activities such as golf, cycling and walking.

The national CFUW, founded in 1919, has 10,000 members in 122 clubs across Canada.

It is a volunteer, non-profit organization affiliated with the Graduate Women International (GWI), which has special consultative status at the United Nations. CFUW provides leadership and support to women around the world through advocacy, awards and bursaries.

Locally, the Abbotsford chapter gives an annual scholarship and an annual bursary to mature female students returning to university or continuing their education.

View fcfdu.org for more information.

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